St Peter’s Boys Prep celebrated Mandela Day with a Senior Prep and a Junior Prep service on the Chapel lawn next to the “Madiba Tree”.
Last year the school sent out the textbook lists for the next year as usual in September. But, I had several books which I would not be using in future and did not want to have to dump them in my dusty pile of old textbooks, I had accumulated over the years.
Then I thought to myself, surely other people face the same problem. That is when The Old Textbook Drive began. Where the students’ textbooks that would previously take up space in their homes and gather dust, would be donated to underprivileged schools.
I greet you all in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
As I write this Easter Message, I pray that it will be a great pondering challenge for you and your families as you spend this time together. As we reenact the passion of Christ this Easter, I pray that will be born anew in his death and resurrection.
The Creative Arts combines the disciplines of science, mathematics, foreign languages, history, physical education, but most of all art. The above mentioned collectively develops great insight and demands research. The above mentioned collectively develops great insight and demands research. In our extra-mural programme, these factors play a vital role as it provides a deeper meaning and understanding as well as creates respect for this art form. We believe collaboration is key in developing a holistic student.
‘What’s the key to effective learning?’ That question has been the focus of Professor John Hattie’s academic research for more than 20 years. His latest research supports the conclusion that “it’s not just what you know, it’s what you know about what you know - and it’s what you know about how you know” that is crucial for new leaning to occur.
I would like to share the innovative robot that was designed and built by one of our boys, Nirvan Lachman, over the recent long weekend. I believe that it illustrates the type of thinking and use of resources that we aim to promote through our particular brand of teaching.
On Tuesday 2 April, the Grade 0 boys had a great surprise, the long awaited incubator filled with eggs had arrived. The eggs were carefully numbered and left to incubate over the next two days.
On Wednesday, 6 March 2019, the St Peter’s College squash team had the amazing experience of spending the day with students from Groton, a school from Massachusetts, USA. The students were on tour in South Africa and St Peter’s College was privileged to be part of their tour.
A magical evening was held recently, to celebrate the successes of our BigFutures, Social Responsibility projects. The donors and volunteers, who support this initiative in various ways, were honoured at an Evensong and subsequent Cocktail Party, hosted by the St Peter’s Foundation.